my daughter wants to apply to another college.I have paid the college 70 thousand so far and now have a balance of 17 thousand. My husband lost his job and i am trying to come up with the money but i wont have it paid off until after the new college deadline for transcripts. The college wont release them until i pay it off. Is this legal? thanks nancy b
I know of no principle of law that is violated when an institution withholds transcripts until an outstanding tuition obligation is paid in full. Seems like a pretty effective device for ensuring that the school gets paid. I have included a link below to an article entitled "Withholding Academic Transcripts and Diplomas" which discusses the subject.
I'm not licensed in New York so don't take what I say here as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a lawyer who holds New York licensure.